Dr. Myers R. Hurt III

Family Medicine

Dr. Myers R. Hurt III began his medical career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and split his professional time there between patient care and medical student education. A graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Dr. Myers R. Hurt III speaks fluent Spanish and enjoyed both caring for patients and teaching students in two languages.

Following his time in Galveston - and immediately prior to joining Diamond - Dr. Myers R. Hurt III worked as a locum tenens physician in a rural dairy farming community in New Zealand. The only doctor for an hour in any direction, he was responsible for all outpatient care, the local 20-bed nursing home, and rural emergency response. (He was also responsible for selling tickets at the local movie theater twice a month, while his wife ran the concession stand.)

In each health care system, he experienced barriers to care that were frustrating to both doctors and patients. The direct primary care model utilized at Diamond allows him to work with his patients without the unnecessary hurdles of the traditional insurance model. Dr. Myers R. Hurt III thrives on the relationships he builds with his patients in this environment in order to best help their overall health and wellness. The transparency of cost, elimination of time constraints, and the efficiency of technology allow these relationships to flourish.

Dr. Myers R. Hurt III is board-certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He is well-versed in motivational interviewing, passionate about nutrition and diet, and enjoys combining elements of various health beliefs into holistic patient care.

In his free time, Dr. Myers R. Hurt III enjoys writing and has produced articles for the Houston Medical Journal, Explore: The Journal of Integrated Medicine, the Galveston Daily News, Student Doctor Network, and the Nicholson Clinic. He is passionate about medical student education and Family Medicine advocacy. As such, he authored a best-selling book on residency interviews, has a seasonal podcast discussing interview techniques, and runs a boutique consulting group for medical students applying to residency. His previous speaking engagements have included the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

Awards & Achievements

  • Chief Resident, Department of Family Medicine, 2013
  • Nicholson Family Award for Excellence in Integrative Medicine, 2013
  • Outstanding Achievement in Behavioral Medicine and Family-Oriented Primary Care, 2013
  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2012
  • Eagle Scout, 1996

Education

  • Family Medicine Residency - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Fifth Pathway - New York Medial College, Valhalla, NY
  • Medico Cirujano - Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering - Boston University, Boston, MA